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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle
By (author): Charles Gilman
9781594745911 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Monsters Sep 25, 2012
$14.99 CAD
Active 5.22 x 7.34 x 0.78 in | 0.75 lb 160 pages Quirk Books
“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
 
Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing.  The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact, he just might be a monster-in-disguise.  Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur knew that seventh grade was going to be weird, but this is ridiculous!
 
Professor Gargoyle (Volume I in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series) is full of bizarre beasts, strange mysteries, and nonstop adventure.  It’s perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art “morphing” photo portrait – so you can personally witness the professor transforming into a monster.  You won’t believe your eyes!
 
“Gilman’s debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness…with none of the purple prose.” –Kirkus Reviews

Story Locale: fictional town of Dunwich, Massachusetts

Series Overview: Imagine a hipper series of Goosebumps novels with a more literary voice & upmarket design.

The Lovecraft Middle School novels are perfect for 9-12 year olds who enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Lemony Snicket Novels, or the bestselling Cirque Du Freak series.

Each illustrated hardcover volume features a single standalone story (with a cool lenticular portrait on the cover - these will show teachers or students morphing into hideous monsters; these ought to function like trading cards so kids will want to collect them all). When read in order, the series will build toward unraveling a much larger mystery about the origins of Lovecraft Middle School.

Charles Gilman is an alias of Jason Rekulak, an editor who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children. When he’s not dreaming up new tales of Lovecraft Middle School, he’s biking along the fetid banks of the Schuylkill River, in search of two-headed rats and other horrific beasts.

Eugene Smith has illustrated several titles for Quirk, including Sense and Sensiblity and Sea Monsters, The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook, and Secret Lives of the Supreme Court.

Marketing: Create a book trailer and work with a kid-friendly website to debut it.

Create www.lovecraftmiddleschool.com with games and other exclusive content.

Maximum Shelf Awareness ad with galley giveaway.

GoodReads and LibraryThing giveaways

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Galley giveaways at trade shows and conventions.

White Box mailing

Promote at BEA with galley giveaway

Promote at San Diego and New York Comic Cons



Publicity: National author publicity

Pitch review coverage in long lead magazines including: children’s publications (Boys’ Life, Girls’ Life, Discover Girls, Highlights, Time for Kids) and parenting magazines (Scholastic Parent & Child, Disney Family Fun, Parents, etc)

Pursue reviews in major daily newspapers such as The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, etc and with wire services like AP and McClatchy.

“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”—Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

“Gilman's debut and series kick-off is great fun for fans of light horror. The changing image on the cover will snag interest, and the spookily realistic black-and-white illustrations throughout complete this slick, scary, funny package. [There are] delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian otherness...with none of the purple prose.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This first entry in a series is a fun read...The mysteries of Lovecraft offer plenty of excitement, and reluctant readers will likely stick around to see just how this story ends.”—School Library Journal

“Fans of Goosebumps and other lightly creepy fare will look forward to spending more time with a series that even manages to find the dark side of recycling.”—Publishers Weekly

“Middle school memories won't be the same once you jump into Charles Gilman's Tales From Lovecraft Middle School series.”—Florida Times-Union

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School is perfect for younger paranormal fans and a great way to have a good time that scares you just enough to keep the pages turning.”—BookSlut

“Professor Gargoyle has all the hints and trappings of H.P.’s world, with a slight bit of danger, a good dosage of strange and peculiar monsters, and a great setting! We’ve all had a weird teacher during our years in school, so every young reader can totally identify with the first book in the series ... [And] the lenticular covers are amazing! ... I cannot imagine any kid walking by these books in the store or library and not picking it up for a closer look!”—Wired.com’s GeekDad

“[Tales from Lovecraft Middle School] is highly entertaining.”—Horror News

“The lenticular covers alone makes the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School books worth buying. But the books are really good, too.”—Super Punch

“Ideal for middle schoolers or older, it's an action-packed paranormal treat, with lots of weird, unexplainable happenings."—Lansing State Journal

“These books are hilarious and gross and charming and bizarre and, basically, totally entertaining.”—Ben H. Winters, author The Mystery of the Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman, a Bank Street Best Book of 2011 and an Edgar Award nominee

“Author Charles Gilman spins a web that draws in the reader with plot twists that are occasionally jarring and alarming.”—Montreal Gazette

“If you liked Quirk’s earlier publication, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (and who didn’t?), you’ll gobble this one up. Or down. Whichever way a gobble goes.”—Asbury Park Press blog

Spooky illustrations and a unique book cover add to the horror of the strange world of Lovecraft Middle School, and no self-respecting kid would want to miss enrolling in this exciting series.”—Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books & Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

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